non-firewire internal cd-rw?

Posted:
in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I'm after an inexpensive internal cd-rw drive, decent speed, but not firewire. anyone have any suggestions?

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    scott2scott2 Posts: 39member
    Get a SCSI drive, they are fully compatible Mac/PC so are priced OK. If you do not have SCSI internally you will need to also get a PCI SCSI card. I've got an Adaptec Power Domain 2930 that works fine. Bought it a number a years ago so I'm not certain if it is still around.



    If you want to go really cheap, you should be able to find this sort of equipment second hand. Be careful about the different types of SCSI (narrow, wide, ...) since it has to be compatible.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    jasonfjjasonfj Posts: 530member
    it's an older 400mhz G4 with an internal cd/dvd.



    all my pci slots are full though



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  • Reply 3 of 3
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    You don't want a SCSI drive.



    If you want full compatibility now, you'd be best off sticking to one of the listed mechanisms here:

    <a href="http://www.apple.com/itunes/notes.html"; target="_blank">http://www.apple.com/itunes/notes.html</a>;



    Mac OS X has sub-par SCSI support as far as CD-RWs are concerned.
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